February 4th, 2018 The First Congregational Church Middle School Youth team will prepare and serve up soup at their annual Souper Bowl of Caring luncheon immediately following… Read more “Souped Bowl Sunday!”
Beginning after worship on Sunday, February 18 Led by Rev. Dominic The Protestant Reformation began 500 years ago. Some of the life-threatening, flabbergasting ideas that exploded out… Read more “Lenten Adult Education Class–Living our Reformation Heritage”
This Sunday, January 21st at 1:00 pm, Rev. Dominic Taranowski and Rev. Bill Albright will conduct a lunch time study on the relevance of the Bible today.… Read more “Bible Relevancy Study”
No one blesses better than the Irish. Many Irish blessings have, however, become kind of kitschy after too often being found on dishware, door knockers, and tshirts,… Read more “A New Year’s Blessing”
Depending on when you get the newsletter, Christmas is only about three or four days away! Is it just me, or does Christmas come more quickly each year?
If I’m honest, I think that’s a sign of getting a bit older. Remember when you were a kid and the time between each Christmas was an eternity? Now we can’t believe it is here again already!
I came across a new phrase today: “Compassion fade”.
It is a term for the phenomenon in which people’s compassion diminishes in proportion to the size or complexity of the problem.
For example, people will more likely give to help a local resident whose home has been lost to a fire than to people dying of a pandemic in another part of the world. It is easier to compassionately support a person whose loved one has died than to confront genocide.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts a show on PBS called “Finding Your Roots”. In it, he shares the often unknown ancestry of famous people. We not only… Read more “Jesus’ Family Tree”
First Congregational Church is set to host the debut album performance of award winning neo-classical composer/pianist Heidi Breyer in her debut performance of her new album “Moonlight in… Read more “Heidi Breyer to debut album in support of RIM”
The Harvard Radcliffe Pitches, Harvard’s oldest all-female voiced group, founded in 1975 at the historic Hasty Pudding Club, will be performing in Melrose on January 10th, 2018… Read more “Harvard Radcliffe Pitches Female Acapella Group Mayor’s Emergency Fund Benefit Concert”